20 January 2016 2016 02:19 PM GMT

Germany’s Heliatek Presents Disruptive Solar Technology in Davos

Heliatek will use the unique platform of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, which is taking place in Davos-Klosters from January 20-23, 2016, to present its disruptive technology of organic solar films. Thibaud Le Séguillon, Heliatek’s CEO, will interact with a network of global leaders from across business, government, international organizations, academia and civil society, focused on shaping the global industry agendas.

“We will use this great opportunity of the Annual Meeting to present our de-centralized, de-carbonized, solar energy harvesting technology. It is highly disruptive to the current energy model of large, polluting, CO2 emitting electricity producers by offering clean, local energy generation. Our HeliaFilms® form an intricate part of the Fourth Industrial Revolution,” states Thibaud Le Séguillon.

Heliatek was recognized last year as one of the World Economic Forum’s “Technology Pioneers”, and was the only German start-up amongst the selection of 49 companies from 10 countries. The Dresden-based company develops and manufactures electricity-producing HeliaFilm®, an ultra-lightweight, flexible, solar film that is less than 1 mm thick. Heliatek is a leader in the field of Organic Electronics Energy and holds the world record for an organic solar cell with an efficiency of 12%. It also won the Renewable Energy Design Award 2015 at the Elektra European Electronics Industry Awards.

After the successful market entry of HeliaFilm® integrated with building materials such as glass and concrete, the company entered the PVC membrane segment with a renowned partner. Heliatek continues its worldwide roll out with global industry partners this year. Carrying out this strategy, HeliaFilm® is the core part of a large project in Singapore, which provides a test-bed platform for new sustainable, urban-fit technologies. The solar film will be implemented on steel and glass using various versions of transparencies and colors. Through both its leading edge material development and its proven capability for volume manufacturing, Heliatek is the first company to begin commercialization of large area, OPV solar film.

August 16th 2019
Corporate Sourcing of Renewables Growing, Taking Place in 75 Countries

Companies in 75 countries actively sourced 465 terawatt hours (TWh) of renewable energy in 2017, an amount close to the overall electricity demand of France, according to the report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). With the continued decline in the costs of renewables, the report suggests, corporate demand will continue to increase as companies seek to reduce electricity bills, hedge against future price spikes and address sustainability concerns.

August 14th 2019
Wind: China Maintains Emerging Markets Top Spot Following 19.7GW Build Boom

Wind industry intelligence service A Word About Wind has launched its Emerging Markets Attractiveness Index report for 2018, which provides insight and analysis into the most attractive emerging markets for wind companies. The index, now in its second year, ranks the top 30 emerging markets that investors should consider when investing in wind in Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America. The list considers factors including political and economic stability for investors, alongside the growth of electricity demand and potential for wind growth, in order to rank the countries by overall potential. As with last year’s report, China tops the list and the ongoing trade war with the US shows no sign of slowing China’s formidable growth.

August 12th 2019
EU Approves Ambitious Energy Efficiency Goals, Encourages Clean Energy Feed-In

Europeans will now be entitled to consume, store and sell the renewable energy they produce in line with ambitious targets set by the EU. The targets are to be reviewed by 2023, and can only be raised, not lowered. By making energy more efficient, Europeans will see their energy bills reduced. In addition, Europe will reduce its reliance on external suppliers of oil and gas, improve local air quality and protect the climate. For the first time, member states will also be obliged to establish specific energy efficiency measures to the benefit of those affected by energy poverty. Member states must also ensure that citizens are entitled to generate renewable energy for their own consumption, to store it and to sell excess production.

August 12th 2019
Battery Boom: Wind And Solar Can Generate Half Of Worldwide Electricity By 2050

Coal is to shrink to just 11% of global electricity generation by mid-century, from 38% now, as costs shift heavily in favour of wind, solar and batteries. Wind and solar are set to surge to almost “50 by 50” – 50% of world generation by 2050 due to reductions in cost. “Cheap battery storage means that it becomes increasingly possible to finesse the delivery of electricity from wind and solar so that these technologies can help meet demand even when the wind isn’t blowing and the sun isn’t shining. The result will be renewables eating up more and more of the existing market for coal, gas and nuclear.”

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